Friday, December 5, 2008

Jailhouse Joker

One of the most famous poses that capture the essence of Heath Ledger's Joker - Jailhouse Joker, after being apprehended by Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) who actually saves Batman (Christian Bale) at the scene (see previous post) where they prevent the Joker from killing Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). In recognition of his actions, Gordon is appointed Police Commissioner.

[Heath Ledger takes the role back to its dark and nasty roots, and gave us the best screen Joker ever. May he rest in peace :( ]

At the Police Station, the Joker doesn't seem one bit perturbed by his predicament.
Mayor: What do we got?
Lt. James Gordon: Nothing. No DNA, no fingerprints. Clothing is custom, no tags or brand labels. No name, no other alias. Nothing in his pockets but knives and lint.
Other than the headsculpt which wasn't quite up to scratch, Hot Toys did an excellent job on their first Joker, especially in the outfit area. Here we have his jacket and overcoat removed.
Instead of a purple inner shirt, his is grey. Had to switch headsculpt from the second release Joker.

Love the socks, nice touch by Hot Toys even though they are hidden from view most of the time

Lt. James Gordon: What did you do with Harvey?
The Joker: Me? I was right here! [shows off his handcuffed wrists] Who did you leave him with, hm? Your people? Assuming, of course, that they are still your people…and not Maroni's. Does it depress you, Commissioner, to know just how alone you really are? Does it make you feel responsible for Harvey Dent's current predicament?
Lt. James Gordon: Where is Harvey?
The Joker: What's the time?
Lt. James Gordon: What does that have to do with anything?
The Joker: Well...depending on the time...he might be in one place...or several.
Shirt goes all the way, long enough to not expose any butt crack. The stitching of the vest at the back of the neck area isn't too great but is mostly covered up.

Interrogation by Batman
[After Batman slams Joker's head into the table]
The Joker: Never start with the head. The victim gets all fuzzy.

Joker: You choose between one life or the other. Your friend the District Attorney. Or his blushing bride to be.
[Batman punches The Joker in the face again as The Joker laughs hysterically through all of it]
Joker: You have nothing - nothing to threaten me with, nothing to do with all your strength.
[Batman picks The Joker up by his shirt]
Joker: But don't worry, I'm gonna tell you where they are. Both of 'em. And that's the point: you'll have to choose. He's at 250 52nd Street. And she's at…Avenue X at Cicero.


Anonymous said...

Wah Alex! you really enjoy playing your HT joker and batman. Mine just put back in their box..Lazy to take it out..Haha!!

alex teo said...

hi desmond, heath ledger as the joker was brilliant, too bad he passed away :( may he rest in peace. i really like Hot Toys Joker, especially with the second release, there's so many possibilities. joker takes pride and place in my display, next to batman of course ;p

Armand said...

Nice set up Guru Alex! Would be cool if you were to recreate all the significant scenes from the movie. Maybe borrow desmond's nurse outfit and have Joker wear em, hehehe!

alex teo said...

hi armand, joker would look really pretty in desmond's nurse outfit indeed - ha! ha! i would create the significant scenes if i could but da man has to be shaun. did you see his Bond as TED set-up with the CG girls? absolutely wonderful. there's also the chair fight scene, boba fett interview and two Hot Toys nude wrestling plus many more ;p

Anonymous said...

Alex, you are too humble. If you have all the props and accessories and background papers. You can make your own diorama scenes possible. You have my support man!! Haha!!

Rockaholic said...

HT are superb.. arghhh, got poisoning already wif those fella..

alex teo said...

hey rockaholic, very soon you'll become "HotToyaholic" - LOL!! but IMHO Hot Toys is now the King of 1/6 & everyone should try to aspire to be like them

Anonymous said...

Hello Alex. Can you help me? I would like to know where I can find just the green verst from this first Joker from HT. I have the DX an I think it is perfect, but the vest of the first one is better. Can you help me?
Thank You.


alex teo said...

Hi David, I'm afraid I'm no help to you there :( I don't know of anyone who would be willing to part with just the vest; what would they do with the rest of the figure? Hope you have better luck CHEERS